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Dan Power

Greetings to all of my friends who work in the area of computerized decision support. This blog is a way for me to share stories from my encounters related to decision support, to comment on industry events, and to comment on other blogger's comments, especially those of my friends on the Business Intelligence Network. I'll try to state my opinions clearly and provide an old professor's perspective on how computers and information technology are changing the world. Decision making has always been my focus, and it will be in this blog as well. Your comments, feedback and questions are welcomed.

About the author >

Daniel J. "Dan" Power is a Professor of Information Systems and Management at the College of Business Administration at the University of Northern Iowa and the editor of DSSResources.com, the Web-based knowledge repository about computerized systems that support decision making; the editor of PlanningSkills.com; and the editor of DSS News, a bi-weekly e-newsletter. Dr. Power's research interests include the design and development of decision support systems and how these systems impact individual and organizational decision behavior.

Editor's Note: More articles and resources are available in Dan's BeyeNETWORK Expert Channel. Be sure to visit today!

by Dan Power
Editor, DSSResources.com

Managers want to create capabilities that provide a competitive
advantage. Decision support, analytics and business intelligence
can provide advantage, but the mere existance of a capability
does not create sustainable advantage. Understanding how a proposed
decision support capability may provide advantage is crucial to
evaluating opportunities. Also, it is important to assess how
likely it is that a successful implementation will provide advantage.

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Power, D., "How can decision support create competitive advantage?"
Decision Support News, Vol. 14, No. 5, March 3, 2013. 
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Posted March 3, 2013 6:57 AM
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This needs to get out in the mainstream. Decision support is now moving to a new level in its evolution.

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